Economic Growth…Two words we simply cannot hide from. In our cities throughout California, we witness the opening and closing of our independent businesses with valor and sadness. What does it take to thrive in an economy that is not stable? Is it our current leaders in business? Are they wise enough to withstand a new way of thinking to keep the momentum going? Or shall we look for new leaders to build our cities to their potential? Can a thirty year old’s new ideas flourish in our economy?
Business is not as easy as one might think. Creating an innovative and sustainable business is a task that takes a great thinker, a visionary.
Education and Network are two important points of focus to have when starting something new. We must know the: who, what, when, where and why’s of your vision for your business. We must commit ourselves to study our economy. We need to know what has worked and has not worked from past businesses. We need to talk with our community, get out and network with those who are making a difference. Learn about our commerce associations and how they could help. It takes a little foot to pavement, but it will be well worth it.
Our current business leaders, independent or corporate, have learned from their predecessors something that made them continue on the path which they are on. Granted, it is probably not easy but their undeniable love for what they do shows through their choices within their company, marketing, networking, branding and commitment. They are constantly refreshing their vision.
Being a young successful professional in this day in age is not as farfetched as it once was. Today we have multicultural men and women business owners in their thirties raising the bar and branding a new standard of business. They’re bringing new creative ideas while showing their ambition and drive for their cities to thrive in a broken economy.
We can continue to thrive. We can bring growth to our very own communities with shops, education centers, restaurants, boutiques, venues and coffee shops… Whatever your vision; it can happen.
Envision. Educate. Build. Inspire.
As we have arrived to the end of 2014’s first quarter, we are thoroughly excited to see what the rest of the year will be like.
photo source: neighborhood.org